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Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #5: THE COLOSSUS III - $565 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1c Completed

Mark Johnson Jr Cruises Through Event 5C: $565 Colossus III No-Limit Hold'Em

ajlamers • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Mark Johnson Jr
Mark Johnson Jr

Event 5C: $565 Colossus III No-Limit Hold'Em has come to an end with 109 players bagging chips to return on Day 2. Everyone who bagged chips is guaranteed a minimum of $1,480.

Mark Johnson Jr had an impressive day, running up a stack to $368,000. Johnson has cashed in seven previous WSOP events dating back to 2014, for a total of $309,000 in live tournament earnings. The Michigan native will be looking for a big score in this event when it resumes on June 5th for Day 2. Alexander Borteh (365,000) is nipping on his heels, and Matt Holtzman (356,000) won a big hand at the end of the day to close in on the chip lead.

Late registration closed after six levels, and there was a total of 3,102 entries — the largest flight thus far. Like yesterday, the action was fast, and players were eliminated quickly. The bubble burst just after level 12 began, and 466 players were guaranteed at least $832.

Some notables that entered Day 1C but were eliminated prior to the money include Mike Leah, Kathy Liebert, Joey Weissman, Joseph Chuong, Kenny Hallaert, Kristen Bicknell, and Scott Montgomery. A couple notable players still remaining in the field are five-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Ferguson (284,000) and Frederico Butterino (121,000) who will be returning on Day 2.

Here is a look at some of the top chip stacks at the conclusion of play, with a full list being posted at the end of all of the Day 1 flights. There is still action happening in Day 1D of the Colossus III and you can follow it all here

Tonio Roder de
Tonio Roder
de 409,000
Alexander Borteh us
Alexander Borteh
us 409,000 409,000
Matthew Holtzman US
Matthew Holtzman
US 382,000
Mark Johnson Jr us
Mark Johnson Jr
us 368,000 -25,000
Christopher Haydt us
Christopher Haydt
us 313,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 309,000 221,000
Gavin O'Rourke ie
Gavin O'Rourke
ie 298,000 -76,000
Christopher Delgrande us
Christopher Delgrande
us 291,000
Kevin Grabel us
Kevin Grabel
us 277,000
Seth Foster us
Seth Foster
us 276,000 52,000
Thomas Hall gb
Thomas Hall
gb 264,000
Joe Berry us
Joe Berry
us 251,000
Daniel Trush US
Daniel Trush
US 248,000 -59,000
Franklin Connell US
Franklin Connell
US 244,000
Dawn Mougel us
Dawn Mougel
us 228,000
Mark Jones US
Mark Jones
US 224,000 -26,000
Elliot Bloch US
Elliot Bloch
US 217,000
Robert Moreno us
Robert Moreno
us 211,000
Nachman Berlin US
Nachman Berlin
US 210,000
Tyler Thompson us
Tyler Thompson
us 207,000 -26,000
Matthew Krier us
Matthew Krier
us 201,000
Pfizer Jordan us
Pfizer Jordan
us 187,000 -70,000
Terry Fleischer us
Terry Fleischer
us 187,000 -13,000
Matt Lushim US
Matt Lushim
US 184,000
Jason Li US
Jason Li
US 181,000

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Tags: Alexander BortehChris FergusonJoey WeissmanKathy LiebertKenny HallaertKristen BicknellMike LeahScott Montgomery

Final Level of the Night

ajlamers • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

This is the final level of the evening, with only 130 players remaining. Everyone will soon be playing their final hand, after which they can decide to bag their chips and return on Day 2 or surrender their chips, take the cash prize of $1,480, and try to run up a stack in another flight.


Hall Moving to the Top

ajlamers • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The board was {K-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{K-Hearts}, and one player was all-in. The main pot had around 45,000 in it, and there was already a side pot of around 60,000. Tom Hall bet 71,000, and his opponent instantly called. Hall tabled {K-Clubs}{5-Clubs}, and his opponent showed {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. Hall scooped both pots while continuing his trek through the $333 WSOP Online Event as well.

Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
gb 350,000 224,000

Tags: Tom Hall


Haixia Zhang Rivers a Straight

ajlamers • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

With one player already all-in, Haixia Zhang was heads-up with another opponent for a side pot. The board was {K-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}, and Zhang bet 55,000. Her opponent called, Zhang tabled {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for a straight, and her opponent mucked his cards. The all-in player also threw his cards away sending both pots to Zhang who now was over 300,000 chips.

Haixia Zhang us
Haixia Zhang
us 330,000 324,700

Pfizer Jordan Loses a Little, Takes a Lot

ajlamers • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

In back-to-back hands, Pfizer Jordan tangled with one of his counterparts on the table. First, Jordan called an all-in from his opponent with the board reading {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Jordan was ahead with {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} vs his opponent's {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}, but a seven on the turn gave his opponent a straight doubling him up to 128,000.

In the next hand, the same opponent opened to 9,000 from early position and Jordan raised to 23,000. His opponent put out a four-bet to 45,000 and Jordan called. The flop came {K-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and his opponent bet 41,000. Jordan raised all-in for 126,000 putting his opponent to the test. The clock was eventually called and the player was given 30 seconds to act. He eventually folded and Jordan showed a {6-Spades} but kept the other card hidden.

Pfizer Jordan us
Pfizer Jordan
us 257,000